100 feature films and 171 short films were screened from 8 June to 25 June
Program in Focus
The 44th MIFF program featured a disparate collection of films under the title Buried Treasure, including Lumière Shorts, Ritwik Ghatak and Humphrey Jennings. The program also recognised the 40th anniversary of the Oberhausen Short FIlm Festival, Indonesian comedies from the early independence period and paid homage to Robert Wise. General features and documentaries, along with the Youth Film Festival also formed part of the program.
Filmmaker in Focus
Robert Wise. A retrospective of the filmmaker's work was screened.
Opening Night Film
The Sentimental Bloke (Raymond Longford, 1919)